Sciatica Treatment in Newark, NJ
Oasis Orthopedic & Spine offers Sciatica Treatment in Newark, NJ
Sciatica or sciatic pain itself is not a spine condition but is considered a syndrome — a series of related symptoms that arise from an underlying cause. The sciatic nerve, the longest and thickest nerve in the entire body, extends from several major nerve roots in the lumbar and sacral spine. It then runs through the buttock, hip, and leg.
Sciatica, also known as sciatic pain, results from irritation of the sciatic nerve, such as compression, pinching, or other nerve impingement. Sciatic pain may cause mild, moderate, or severe pain. Other symptoms of sciatica include tingling, numbness, and loss of muscle control in the leg and/or foot. In severe cases, you may experience loss of bladder control and difficulty walking. To solve your sciatic pain, the spine experts at Oasis Orthopedic & Spine in Newark, NJ begin by treating the underlying spine condition that is impacting the sciatic nerve.
Sciatica Treatments at Oasis Orthopedic & Spine in Newark, NJ
The spine experts at Oasis Orthopedic & Spine in Newark, NJ believe in starting sciatica treatment with non-surgical conservative options. However, if your spine condition is deemed too severe, surgical treatment may be your best option. Common non-surgical, conservative treatments for sciatic pain include:
- Heat/Ice Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Spinal Injections
If your sciatica doesn’t respond to conservative care, then it may be time to consider a minimally invasive spine surgery. The specific minimally invasive spine surgery recommended for you will be determined by the diagnosed spine condition causing your sciatic pain. For example, if you are suffering from a disc degeneration in your lumbar spine that is compressing the sciatic nerve, you may benefit from a microdiscectomy.
Other common surgical treatments for spine conditions causing sciatica at Oasis Orthopedic & Spine in Newark, NJ include:
- Endoscopic Laminectomy
- Endoscopic Foraminotomy
- Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion (TLIF)
- Lateral Lumbar Interbody Fusion (XLIF)
- Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (PLIF)
If you would like to learn more about finding sciatic pain relief at Oasis Orthopedic & Spine in Newark, NJ, request an appointment below.